Integrating new employees is a key part of our recruiting and selection process, and we have found that this takes around three months. Once you’ve signed your contract, you can begin your journey in a corporation that, despite being one of the biggest in the world, will always offer you very personal support. This means that we provide extensive support from day one.
To help you along in these first few days, we allocate a specific person in charge of providing you with a step-by-step initiation. Every employee is given a specific person to contact in the team when operational questions or personal issues need to be resolved quickly. You get to know your colleagues and the projects they’re working on in small introductory meetings, and we provide you with work materials and give you our “Blue-Card”. This card is used for activities such as eating, riding the elevator, and making copies. From day one, you will be aware of the level of responsibility that you can take on. We believe that new employees give valuable feedback, whatever their situation. In contrast to employees who have been with us for many years, someone with an external viewpoint looks at processes and ways of working in a new, fresh way – and that can really yield results. Nonetheless, we want to have you as an expert within our organization as soon as possible, and you will of course take part in a non-boarding program with other new recruits. There, a range of experts from different departments will give you an introduction to subjects affecting the company on an international basis. The four-hour session includes a tour of your new place of work, giving you the opportunity to stretch your legs as well. Finally, contact details are exchanged. You can also chat to your colleagues over a meal.
We hope that this will give you the tools you need for a successful start in your new role. Experienced colleagues and experts will introduce you to your first projects and will be on hand to give you advice and assistance.
But we don’t just want to take – we want to give you as much as possible as well. Performance management is an essential process in this respect, helping to translate the corporate strategy and objectives into resolutions that are tailored to you as an individual. For this reason, you should take part in a discussion of objectives within the first 4 to 12 weeks, including process analyses and performance feedback.